- 19 Aug 21
The Maynooth 'Normal People' star's feature film debut is coming soon.
Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut on Netflix starring Irish actors Paul Mescal and Jessie Buckley has announced a theatrical release of December 17, shortly before arriving on the streaming service.
The Lost Daughter, A Film by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Starring Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley and Dakota Johnson. pic.twitter.com/S6X4rDAW8R
— the LOST DAUGHTER (@thelostdaughter) August 18, 2021
Netflix's synopsis is as follows:
"Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda (Olivia Colman) becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter as she watches them on the beach. Unnerved by their compelling relationship, (and their raucous and menacing extended family), Leda is overwhelmed by her own memories of the terror, confusion and intensity of early motherhood. An impulsive act shocks Leda into the strange and ominous world of her own mind, where she is forced to face the unconventional choices she made as a young mother and their consequences.”
Gyllenhall recently spoke Vanity Fair about her excitement at being in the director's chair, saying, "I have never felt more alive and in the current of my life than I felt as a director."
"There are many interesting women who don’t agree with me on this, but I do think that there is such a thing as women’s filmmaking — and I’m compelled by what that means and I don’t think we’ve had an opportunity to really explore what that means."
Check out the first look images below:
A woman’s beach vacation takes a dark turn when she begins to confront the troubles of her past.
Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard and Paul Mescal star in director Maggie Gyllenhaal’s film adaptation of THE LOST DAUGHTER, coming this December. pic.twitter.com/QpiKhOVGPd
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) August 18, 2021